With Enrique Olvera as its 2017 laureate, the Global Gastronomy Awards were presented at his Mexico City restaurant Pujol on September 23rd, 2018. For ten consecutive years the awards ceremony was hosted in Stockholm, last year, however, it became a movable feast and relay race, traveling to the home turf of the previous year’s winner. The first global stop was New York where 2016 awardee Dan Barber handed over the baton to Enrique Olvera. Chef Olvera in turn passed it on to David Thompson, making Bangkok the next destination.
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GLOBAL GASTRONOMY AWARD:
A pioneer in culinary anthropology, bringing the past into the future.
For the 12th year running, the White Guide proudly presents the Global Gastronomy Award. Awarded to a chef or other figure within the world of gastronomy whose effort and vision has made him or her a role model and source of inspiration to others, the prize recognizes individuals who are moving gastronomy forward – and beyond.
With Australian-born, Bangkok-based chef David Thompson as its 2018 laureate, the Global Gastronomy Awards will take place in Mexico City on September 23 and 24.
WHITE GUIDE BALTIC: Today at an event in Tallinn, Estonia, the names of the White Guide 160 Best Baltic Restaurants were announced
Compared to last year, the number of recommended restaurants has increased in all three countries, from 60 to 160. Estonia, being the smallest of the three Baltic countries, has the largest representation in the guide.
‘When it comes to gastronomy, the Baltic region is going through a very dynamic phase right now,” says Aivar Hanson, publisher of the guide in the Baltics. This development started a bit earlier in Estonia but Latvia and Lithuania are now catching up fast. Restaurants all over the region are now transforming from simply offering food to offering really exciting culinary experiences. In Latvia and Lithuania, these places are emerging as we speak”.
Both of last year’s two best restaurants in the Baltic region evolved further during the year and ended up switching places in the ranking. NOA Chef’s Hall in Tallinn, Estonia takes the top spot this year, while Vincents in Riga, Latvia comes in second. Third place is shared between two newcomers: Nüman in Kaunas, Lithuania, and Alexander Chef’s Table, the Tallinn winter restaurant of the esteemed restaurant Alexander located at Pädaste Manor on Muhu island.
“We have followed the development in the Baltic countries closely for four years now. It’s evolving fast and we keep track of all the developments – and will report them on the website. There is no better time than now to visit Baltic restaurants,’ concludes Hanson.
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12 FORWARD: Where are the most interesting meals to be found and enjoyed today? The eateries, chefs and food-related initiatives that break new ground in culinary arts and hospitality?
So far, 24 of them are listed in 12forward, a new digital service guiding passionate gastromads and professionals to the significant scenes worldwide, where they can enjoy cutting-edge culinary experiences, and better understand where food-forward is heading. 12 eateries in each city, currently 14 cities and 20+ in the pipeline. Olso and Helsinki are both under review.
Curious to taste the future?
12forward by White Guide can be downloaded as a freemium from the App Store and Google Play, and is available at 12fwd.com
WHITE GUIDE: With Dan Barber as its 2016 laureate, the Global Gastronomy Awards will take place in New York City on September 25th. After ten years in Stockholm, the ceremony moves to the home turf of the previous year’s winner, which makes Mexico City, home to 2017 awardee Enrique Olvera and his restaurant Pujol, our next location.
Ten years of forward gastronomy, reaching beyond the plate
Over the past decade, the Global Gastronomy Award has honored some of the world’s most celebrated and forward-thinking chefs, from Ferran Adrià (Catalonia) in 2007, to Dan Barber (New York) in 2016 (see press release for the full list). Each award winner not only excels in gastronomy, but has pioneered initiatives that reach far beyond the plate. Some have found solutions to current problems by reviving nearly-lost forms of knowledge, while others have innovated to improve the environmental impact or achieve social change through gastronomy.
A holistically sustainable approach to food is not only a product of gastronomy’s ongoing evolution, but a necessity if we are to safeguard the well-being of the planet and the humans who inhabit it. Reflecting this concern, the Global Gastronomy Awards are intended to support a few of the most outstanding initiatives in the field.
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GLOBAL GASTRONOMY AWARD: Moving Mexican cuisine forward, and expanding our notion of food itself.
For the 11th year running, White Guide proudly presents the Global Gastronomy Award. The distinction is awarded to a chef or another gastronomical dignitary of international stature at the apex of his or her orbit, serving as a role model and inspiration within contemporary gastronomy, taking it forward – and beyond.
The award ceremony will take place at a special event in New York this fall.
Global Gastronomy Award 2017 – in collaboration with Electrolux:
ENRIQUE OLVERA, Pujol, Mexico City, Mexico.
For having elevated Mexican classics and beloved street food to new heights, bridging modesty and sophistication, hindsight and modernity – and for bringing the rich spectrum of regional fare into the limelight, including indigenous and ancient delicacies, whose secrets he has successfully unlocked.
Read the press release in its entirety HERE.
26 Jun 2017